Yesterday we took Cru to his first doctors appointment and weight checkup. He lost a few ounces, as expected, and ironically gained a couple inches (I think they must have measured wrong after delivery) haha. This guy is long and lean, with the skinniest legs and tiniest butt you’ve ever seen. Totally his father’s son. Sorry Sam ;) It felt good to get dressed and out of the house with my crew. Ahh, there are FOUR of us now! I can already tell it is going to be an adjustment for me juggling these two, but I love them like crazy and am honestly looking forward to the journey. I think at about this time 3 years ago when I was holding brand new Rylee in my arms, I was an emotional nutcase. This time around seems strangely easy. I might be retracting that statement in a few weeks…but I’ll ride it while it lasts!
Well, I am still with child! Didn’t think I would last 5 days after Monday’s checkup and finding out I was already 3 cm. But here I am :) I suppose I am happy that Cru is still fattening up inside me and also relieved that my mom and doctor will most likely both be back from vacation by the time this baby decides to make his entrance into the world. I’m not gonna lie though, this current heat wave is all sorts of miserable when you feel like you are about to pop. My ankles you guys….I’ve never seen them so swollen. I’m sure this summer has been a rough one on pregnancy bodies everywhere! But I keep reminding myself that we are SO close.
This perfect chambray maternity shirt by Isabella Oliver is pretty amazing. It’s designed to drape effortlessly over a bump (a very large bump in this case) but it’s also pretty structured everywhere else. What I love about Isabella Oliver is the quality in fabric and the tailored fit. They know what they are doing in maternity wear!
And this beautiful cotton cord bag is hand made by my friend Aaron of Seapod Collective. It’s the perfect everyday carry-all….but also would make for a great beach bag. (I’m actually using it as my hospital bag too, which is packed and ready to go!) Aaron also makes some great cord baskets as well! Check out his shop here.
These photos are from a shoot I did alongside Taryn Kent for Reissued. Reissued is a curated social marketplace app to buy and sell vintage, one-of-a-kind, handmade and hard to find items. You can download the app here. The dress I am wearing is from Moonstone Vintage. Just search @moonstone on Reissued to view the shop. So many pretty one-of-a-kind dresses! The snake ring I am wearing is available at Omnia Vintage (search @omniavintage). And Rylee’s little harem pants are by Cleobella, available at Little Wanderers through Reissued.
Well, my due date keeps creeping closer you guys! Only 18 more days now! Although, my body is showing me all the signs that it will be sooner. After today’s checkup, I am already 3cm dilated and 75% effaced. Which basically means, he could come any day now! I was induced a week early with Rylee, so the idea of going into labor naturally is a little scary to me. Especially knowing how quickly she came, and how they always say your second is even quicker! I could do without a dramatic ‘birth in the backseat of a car’ story! BUT, that’s just me over thinking everything…..I’m sure it will be just fine. Let’s go baby boy!
There is something about wearing all black that makes me feel just a little more confident. No matter what you throw together, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with an all black look. Before getting pregnant, black skinnies were my go-to. Probably 4 out of 7 days I was wearing them. Dressed up or dressed down, with boots or sandals or heels…the most versatile piece in my wardrobe. Fast forward to today and a 37 week baby bump, they are rare to make an appearance in the rotation. Mostly because I really just can’t stand a button at this stage. But every now and then, I suck it up and dress them up for a dinner or a night out. I love a good skinny jean paired with a heel and a pretty blouse.